Gurprit took time to dress up. He had to wear the traditional outfit, complete with headgear and accessories. The ladies, decked up in bright costumes and lots of jewelry matching them, performed certain rites before they headed for the wedding venue.
The wedding was a pious affair; in the presence of the priests all the rituals were performed. Once the wedding was over, the groomsmen took over. We headed outdoors and found some nice spots along the river to take a few photos. On the request of the newlywed couple, we took few photos of them on a narrow bridge beside the sprawling fields.
Rabia was taken to her new home, where she was given a warm welcome. There were a few rituals to be followed which we captured on our camera. As evening set in, we reached the reception hall. It was richly decorated in purple hues. The red and white curtains made it look dapper. We could see the initials of the couple G and R from a distance. In fact, the cake had these initials. So, you know the amount of planning that had gone into this wedding.
When the ladies arrived with decorated Indian urns on their head, we knew there were more rituals to be observed. There were dances with traditional music that enthralled all. After cutting the cake, Gurprit and Rabia were joined in by their friends for some fun.
Did you notice there are no solo photos of the couple? Here they are. In their traditional wear, they posed in front of the gate that was finely carved. The filtering light of the sun through the leaves added a glory to these pictures. We needn’t have to do much, nature had provided with a magnificent backdrop, the couple looked gorgeous and so, we just got click-happy. Look at them, there are snaps of Gurprit presenting his pretty wife with a ring and Rabia kissing him on the cheek.
Muslim wedding photography is different. There are nuances that you have to capture. We are lucky to witness the lovely wedding of Gurprit and Rabia which was also enjoyable. We wish the new couple a loving married life ahead.